Guides to human rights mechanisms

Forest Peoples Programme publishes guidance on human rights mechanisms to provide indigenous peoples with a better understanding of their rights and to encourage them to use these international procedures to gain redress. We also hope it will help spur states throughout the world to reform their domestic laws and judicial procedures so that they provide effective and meaningful protections for the rights of the indigenous peoples within their jurisdictions.

The full list of volumes and resources from our series Indigenous Peoples and United Nations Human Rights Bodies - Series of Compilations of UN Treaty Body Jurisprudence and the Recommendations of the Human Rights Council is available here. This series, now with seven volumes, documents all jurisprudence of the UN human rights bodies relevant to indigenous peoples. Each volume is a compilation of decisions, recommendations and comments made by each of the UN human rights bodies that makes reference to indigenous peoples over a specific time period.